Clean Air Filters Increase the Performance of your Vehicle
In order for your vehicle to run, it needs an exact mixture of fuel and air. The air for this mixture first goes through the air filter to protect the engine from dirt and other particles that could harm it. Your air filter can only hold so much. Once it is clogged, any dirt or particles pass right through to your engine.
To keep your vehicle operating correctly, you should change your air filter regularly. This can be done during your annual tune up. If you live in an area with dirt roads or heavy pollution, you may need to have your air filter changed more frequently. Your vehicle also performs better and gets better gas mileage with a clean filter. A clogged air filter can even cause spark plug issues. If you notice rough idling or difficulties starting the car, this can be caused by an overly rich air-fuel blend.
A dirty air filter can even trigger your “Service Engine” light. This is most likely the result of deposits in the engine.
You may also notice problems with your vehicle’s acceleration.
Even if you don’t notice any of these potential issues, you should replace your air filter often. It’s easy to forget—we don’t blame you. Your air filter sits inside of a black box or metal housing. Out of sight—out of mind, right? We understand that it can be easy to ignore. But, it can be one of the cheapest and simplest ways to keep your vehicle running efficiently.
Air filters come in all shapes and sizes. There are even high-performance air filters available for most vehicles. They can be a bit pricier, but they can increase your fuel economy and horsepower.
Contact us today and we will assist you and answer your questions about air filters.